Full Length Play
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day
Settings Of Play -
The sort of alley you're not supposed to go down in Tijuana, Mexico.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Opportunity for Spectacle
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Alcohol, Drugs, Gun Shots, Intense Adult Themes, Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Sundance Storytelling Fellowship
***Received the 2009 Sundance Institute Time Warner Storytelling Fellowship Award.***
When Jonah and Adray cross the border into Tijuana for a quick vacation, they stumble off the beaten path and come face to face with a Mexican couple in an alley. What ensues is a humorous and complex dance that explores and challenges notions of boundaries, safety and identity.
"What ensues is a complex encounter that challenges notions of boundary, safety, identity and what you would do for your family. It's a dissection of difference, of connection, of the borders and barriers we use to distance ourselves, and those dangerous moments when we cross over those borders and barriers." - Philip Himberg, Artistic Director - Sundance Institute
“An American couple is taken hostage in Matt Olmos’ frightening trip through a real and imagined Mexico. Olmos’ writing is both hallucinatory and brutal. His story of an American couple’s nightmare is not at all different from America’s nightmare with its ever present neighbor.” - Rogelio Martinez, playwright
I Put the Fear of Mexico in 'em received its world premiere with Teatro Vista at Chicago Dramatists in Chicago, IL on November 4, 2012.